§ Mr. EDGAR JONES
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he could arrange so that children in elementary schools who were candidates for entrance scholarships of secondary schools might obtain the cheap certificates of birth under the Elementary Education Acts; and whether he could prevent registrars from demanding, as they do at present, a fee of 3s. 6d.?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
The statutory provisions on this subject refer to elementary education, and consequently legislation would be necessary to secure the object which my hon. Friend has in view. The fees at present paid to Registrars are fixed by Statute.